Slowdive

31st May 1993 Edinburgh, The Venue

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Intro: An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno
Machine Gun
Souvlaki Space Station
Slowdive
Alison
Avalyn
Morningrise
Melon Yellow

Ticket: 
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Support acts: 

Slowdive supported Cranes.

Known recordings: 

Audio recording circulates.

Notes: 

By the The Serenity Vortex:

It was at a tiny venue and there were only about 100 of us shoegazers, packed into a smoke filled room. They produced this amazing dreamy wall of sound, and whilst not being a particularly engaging band, the music certainly entertained us enough. They were so good I snatched the list off the stage after they had finished their set. I kept both the ticket and the list, this gig was also the day after a major turning point in my life (for the better!), and as such holds fond memories

Acknowledgements: 

Thanks to Gordon Rusell for the ticket scan.

30th May 1993 Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Avalyn II
Slowdive
Catch The Breeze
Alison
Souvlaki Space Station
Machine Gun
Morningrise

Advert: 
Known recordings: 

Audio recording circulates.

Notes: 

Neil announces at the beginning that Rachel isn't there yet so they began the show without her. This is why the first song is labeled as "Avalyn II" since it's an instrumental version. Rachel arrives after "Catch The Breeze".

Acknowledgements: 

Thanks Aaron for the info about the first song played.

28th of May 1993 Leeds, The Irish Centre

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Unknown

Ticket: 
Advert: 
Support acts: 

Slowdive supported Cranes.

Known recordings: 

.

Acknowledgements: 

Thanks to Dave Huston for the ticket scan.

27th May, 1993 Liverpool, Polytechnic

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Unknown

Advert: 
Support acts: 

Slowdive supported Cranes.

26th of May 1993 Reading, Trade Union Club

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

n/a

Ticket: 
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Notes: 

Slowdive supported Cranes.

25th May 1993 Brighton, Madeira Hotel

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Unknown

Advert: 

5th April 1994 Washington D.C., Black Cat

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Ian McCutcheon, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Setlist unknown

Support acts: 

Lorelei, Le Bradford

Known recordings: 

Audio recording circulates.

Notes: 

From the Holding Our Breath Official Fanzine Part 4: Slowdive – Tour Diary, pages 25-29, written by Rachel Goswell:

It looks (The Black Cat) too big venue for us. We all groan when we see the size of it. Various people are milling around. The two support bands, Lorelei and Le Bradford are there setting up their equipment. This is supposedly a 500 capacity venue, tho' it looks bigger. Apparently, when it's full it doesn't look it due to fire regulations. We find out Carter are playing at the 9:30 club, and we get our usual paronia trip about no-one turning up. We end up with around 270 people, over twice as many as Carter. It looks respectable enough and the gig goes surprisingly smoothly. First nights are notoriously plagued with mistakes, but tonight we play reasonably well. Steve from Lorelei kindly offers to put us up for the night. Totally amazing house. One hundred acres of land. Unfortunately, it was raining the following morning so we didn't really venture out"

6th April 1994 Hoboken (NJ), Maxwell's

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Ian McCutcheon, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Intro: An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno
Machine Gun
Souvlaki Space Station
Melon Yellow
Slowdive
Catch The Breeze
Avalyn
Spanish Air
When The Sun Hits
Morningrise
Losing Today

Ticket: 
Support acts: 

Le Bradford

Known recordings: 

Audience recording circulates.

Notes: 

From the Holding Our Breath Official Fanzine Part 4: Slowdive – Tour Diary, pages 25-29, written by Rachel Goswell:

Maxwells. A lot of bands play here (apparently). The stafe is tiny, come to think of it the venue's pretty small too! I meet Sheila, we talk, she hands Plume number 5 to us. Everyone in the band enjoys reading Plume, so it's cool to have the opportunity to write this. The lads play a lot of footie nearlytaking the lights out in the process. Le Bradford support us again and kindly lend Nicky their bass amp. The gig is really hot. We sold it out, HA HA!!! The only access to the stage is through the audience. The dressing room is down some staurs below the restaurant next door in what can only be described as a sweatbox. Visions of the stafe being a sauna come to mind, but surprisingly it's quite cool up there. Gig goes well, we decided against doing an encore due to have to fight thru the audience again. Bloody lazy aren't WE??!!!

After the gig things get quite eventful. Talk to a lot of nice people. I meet a female who noticed my Take That necklace (yeah, yeah come on call me a saddo I don't give a shit). She then shows me a lot of photos of them. She works at tower records and they did an instore there. She writes to Robbie. She gives me photos of Robbie. I'M IN HEAVEN!!!!
She also spots the Ren & Stimpy stickets on my guitar, and she says she has a spare Stimpy doll that talks which she'll bring to New York tomorrow. Some people some damn generous!

On leaving the venue at some unearthly hour, being totally pissed out of my head (that's drunk to you americans!), I find I've lost my glasses. Panic ensues, me & Simon go back in the venue to hunt for them while the van drives round the block. We can't find them, so we go back defeated to the van and lo and behold in the middle of the road are my glasses. Relief. Exciting stuff this touring lark innit? We drive back to Sheri's an crash...

7th April 1994 New York City (NY), C.B.G.B.'s

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Ian McCutcheon, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Intro: An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno
Machine Gun
Souvlaki Space Station
Melon Yellow
Slowdive
Catch The Breeze
Avalyn
Spanish air
When The Sun Hits
Morningrise
Losing Today
Alison
40 Days

Known recordings: 

An audience recording circulates.

8th April 1994 Providence (RI), Club Babyhead

Artist:

Line up: 

Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Ian McCutcheon, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin

Setlist: 

Intro: An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno
Machine Gun
Souvlaki Space Station
Slowdive
Catch The Breeze
40 Days
Avalyn
Melon Yellow
Morningrise
When The Sun Hits
Alison

(setlist to be confirmed)

Support acts: 

Difference Engine, Purple Ivy Shadows

Known recordings: 

Audio recording circulates.

Notes: 

From the Holding Our Breath Official Fanzine Part 4: Slowdive – Tour Diary, pages 25-29, written by Rachel Goswell:

So, Providence. We've never been here before (it's about an hours drive from Boston). The venue is around 500 capacity. Paranoia sets in yet again. I get handed a local free paper ("The Nice Paper"), by an SK person (a couple of them are here and will also come to Boston tomorrow). Quite funny really, we're the cover story. I did the interview over the phone a week before we came out and basically spent the entire time slagging SBK (as you do). The lovely interviewer (a miss Wendy Borges) printed the whole damn lot! Good on her! Give the woman a drink! We went out to a much classier tucker joint tonight. Everything was far more relaxed and friendly. I get back to the venue around ten pm and horror of horrors the venues virtually empty! My worst nightmare! We're not on till midnight, so I just hope that it'll fill up. Two support bands tonight -Difference Engine and Purple Ivy Shadows. By all accounts both bands were good. By the time we go on the venue is looking respectable (around 300). Indeedy the gig goes well, and everyone gets suitable paraletic later on. Neil goes off with Difference Engine for a smoke or two, and the rest of us find a lovely hotel to rest our heads. Bliss!!

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